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Lake Yamanakako Kaba Bus Tour! 

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Lake Yamanakako Kaba Bus Tour

At the base of Mt. Fuji lies the largest of the Five Lakes, Lake Yamanakako. With its clear surface, brisk winter air, and refreshing wind, the area around Lake Yamanakako is very good for viewing Mt. Fuji and relaxing.


For this very reason, there is a Yamanakako Kaba Bus to take visitors into the lake to relax and take in the sights from the lake itself. For starters, "kaba" is hippo in Japanese, and like the kaba it is named after, the Kaba Bus can travel both on land and in water. The Kaba Bus will take a short trip on land and then enter the lake where one can enjoy a refreshing 30-minute trip on the lake itself.


The Yamanakako Kaba is great for children and families because a wonderful guide will tell stories, play games and introduce various interesting facts about Lake Yamanakako alongside the "voice of Kaba-san" (voiced by a friendly and inquiring grandpa-like person).

The Yamanakako Kaba first opened for its first trip on April 30th, 2011 and has since been visited daily by visitors from all over. Winter is a great time to visit, because the air will be crisp and there are fewer clouds. It is also during winter that one can view "Beni-Fuji," or "Red Fuji."




Price: Adults--2000 yen

        Children--1000 yen

Bus Departure Times:

 9:45, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 14:15, 15:45

To make reservations, please call or visit the homepage:

0555-73-8181 External link ) (Japanese only)